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Home of early MN Governor

Beautiful home built and owned by Alexander Ramsey, territorial governor of MN. Everything is in... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Phyllis C
Historical home

This house is located in a St. Paul neighborhood. Guides dress in period clothing. There are... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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Explore the unexpected at the Alexander Ramsey House, a Victorian-era home filled with thousands of original family items and furnishings. Through special events and programming visitors can immerse themselves in life from the 1870s. The home was...more
265 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102-2445
+1 651-296-8760
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Only open on a Saturday & tours conducted on the hour until 3pm. Hard to get a photo of the house as it is smothered in trees. No photos allowed inside

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Beautiful home built and owned by Alexander Ramsey, territorial governor of MN. Everything is in Victorian era, including the guides who dress appropriately. Interesting stories about the occupants and MN at the time it was occupied by the Ramsey family.

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

My IT work team went for a tour as a holiday season break. We all were impressed by not only the building and the interpreters there, but also the fact that most of the interior furnishings had belonged to the Ramsey/Furness family.

3  Thank cuTRis
Reviewed November 19, 2017

This house is located in a St. Paul neighborhood. Guides dress in period clothing. There are special experiences at different times during the year. The home contains many of the Ramsey family's possessions. It's a large home but not a huge mansion.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

If you want to learn a bit about MN history, I recommend a visit to the Alexander Ramsey House and the JJ Hill House in Saint Paul. The MN Historical Society runs tours that are reasonable in price, educational and entertaining. Probably best suited for...More

1  Thank SojournMN
Reviewed December 8, 2016

If you enjoy history within a city this is definitely for you. They reenact what life would be like during this era. If you go during the holiday's the home will be decorated for Christmas and it is very festive. The tour is one hour...More

3  Thank Debra S
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Full of early Minnesota history, the home tours by period dressed docents bring the life and times of early Minnesota to life with a sense of the experience. Their special tours around holidays helps you understand local period life as well.

1  Thank seekayak
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Not very interesting. I'm not super in to history so I guess considering it isn't bad I just found it boring.

1  Thank desiraefilter2013
Reviewed April 25, 2016

What made the visit interesting was the tour guide's knowledge and ability to communicate details and interesting stories about the family that first lived in the house.

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Reviewed March 15, 2016

We enjoy visiting the Ramsey House at Christmas. The home is furnished with actual Ramsey family possessions so at Christmas you can see the family's decorations and ornaments on the tree. The home is lovely but not so big that it is overwhelming. The guides...More

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